Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The bravest American voice of the past few years has had enough. As always, in her 'resignation letter,' she speaks the truth.

4 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

That's a beautiful thing; I too am sick of people who do nothing but collect zingers to try to use against the "other side", and won't hear anything bad against their own.

Hey, I just got back from the Cook Islands, and was all set to join you in uke-oslavia -- there was a gorgeous (but real, not ornamental) ukulele for sale in Rarotonga that I was going to buy on my last day, but it was Sunday and the store was closed. I may try to find one here in Melbourne anyway...

5:08 AM  
Blogger deano said...

Bruddah chop some Koa
And then begun to whittle
Yeah he gonna make
A taro-patch fiddle.

The toys are unlistenable. Kamaka's are great, pricey though. Mele's have a wider range of quality and prices - I have one of their concerts and need to get me another tenor (the first one I bought went with Sofa).

Did you see/hear any of the solid body, 'Tahitian-style' ukes? Like you, I couldn't get to a store when it was open. But that's also on my to buy list. It plays loud and w/ 8 strings it's a big full loud. Hawaiian ukes sound so sweet at sunset, but the Tahitis rock the boat.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

>Did you see/hear any of the solid body, 'Tahitian-style' ukes?


Yes, the one I wanted to buy was that style; it was beautiful and sounded amazing. Made by a guy on the island of Atiu who apparently has quite a waiting list if you want to buy one directly from him. The (only) music store in Rarotonga had one for sale, for about twice the cost, but I would've paid it...

4:35 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I've also noticed that Melbourne has this:

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/09/13/1094927507449.html

4:36 PM  

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